And a Merry Old Soul was He… (inspired by the 1709 “Mother Goose” nursery rhyme, Old King Cole) – Hand-distressed frame; hand-stained print of Victorian wallpaper; colour print of silk moiré pattern; colour print of sterling art nouveau frame; colour print of dried tobacco leaves; colour print of antique pipe tobacco tin; hand-stained “King’s Mixture” pipe tobacco advertisement; matte varnish; watercolours; black paint; rusted tacks; grunge harlequin patterned paper; colour print of antique tintype of a violinist; colour print of antique photograph of Henry Cyril Paget, the 5th Marquess of Anglesey
Old King Cole was a Merry Old Soul
And a merry old soul was he;
He called for his pipe,
And he called for his bowl,
And he called for his fiddlers three.